About The Teacher

Lesley has spent over 30 years doing what she loves. Throughout her varied background, the constants have been her addictive optimistic approach and her desire to make a difference.

As a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Lesley believes the art of coaching/teaching, for any age, is through empowerment and engagement. Using a unique blend of compassion, boldness and humor, she consistently shifts client and student energy from a place of hesitation to a more positive and constructive center. This productive shift ultimately allows individuals and groups to move forward with increased motivation and confidence.

Trending more and more directly to the development of others, Lesley launched Inspire Bliss Coaching and Consulting, a company that provides self development programs, retreats, coaching and training to enhance the lives of individuals.

In addition to her thriving coaching practice, Lesley is a Lead Trainer for iPEC (the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), sits on the Board of Directors for Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, where she also runs a 2-week summer jazz camp in Chicago, and hosts the popular podcast HOLY SHIFT! on Life Coach Chat Channel. As a speaker and facilitator, Lesley inspires her audiences sharing her own personal story as well as tools that allow others to create a life they love.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.